As a home where this pizza bread is served during sporting events, please pause and mourn the loss of our beloved Packers. (Que silence for
a minute 30 seconds.)
OK, I feel much better now.
Here are a few little known facts about me.
I know party food! I know big eaters. I know easy recipes and this combines the best of them all.
This easy pizza pull apart bread screams versatility because you can pack in all your favorite pizza toppings right into this recipe. It’s one of those dishes that can be served as an appetizer, but fills like a meal and in our home, that is a top priority.
In fact, I made this for a New Year’s Eve get together, but had it done early (Yes, it was a shocker for me too because that rarely occurs with me) . I left the room for a few minutes (horrible mistake when surrounded by teenagers) and when I came back, the plate had crumbs.
CRUMBS, I tell you!!
Fortunately, it really does whip up in minutes, so I was able to make another one in enough time.
While I’ve used my well loved Stone ware, this recipe can be made in any baking dish that you have available. If you use a 9×13, just know that you will keep serve it in the pan or need a big enough serving platter to flip it onto.
Variations of this recipe have been around forever!! In fact, I used to sell Pampered Chef around 15 years ago and I am fairly certain I first began making similar things back then in my kitchen shows.
I have a basic recipe listed, but again, add in your favorites. It’s so easy to layer pepperoni, sausage, peppers, onions, ham, whatever you crave on those pizza to create something even better.When you bake with biscuits or pizza dough, it’s nearly impossible to mess up a recipe like this so just have fun with your creation.
Many of the variations do not include sauce, but I do add some in there, as well as serving it on the side. It’s not necessary.
Recipe: Easy Pizza Pull Apart Bread
Summary: This easy pizza pull apart bread whips up in five minutes and has so many great flavor options.
- 2 Cans of Store bought Pizza Dough or Biscuits (or my easy homemade pizza dough)
- 2 cups Mozzarella cheese (or your favorite cheese)
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 1/2 cups pizza or pasta sauce
- 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 8 oz package of pepperoni
- optional minced garlic *
- Diced onions, peppers, mushrooms, sausage, ham, etc. *optional
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray pan.
- Break biscuits or pizza dough into bite sized pieces
- Slice the pepperoni and any additional add-ins.
- Mix the dough, Pepperoni, Parmesan cheese, garlic, seasoning and oil in a bowl until the dough is coated well.
- Layer half of the dough in the pan, spread half the sauce, shredded cheese and optional ingredients on top of dough.
- Pour rest of dough into pan, add the remaining ingredients, finishing with the sauce and sprinkled cheese.
- Bake until the center is thoroughly cooked. Typically, 25 minutes.
- Remove from oven and immediately flip onto plate.
- Serve hot with pizza sauce.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 25 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 8
I can tell this is going to be a huge hit in our home!!yum!
This looks like something my family would love! Quick question about your pizza crust…have you tried freezing it and if so, at what point in the process? Thanks for your help!
I realized that I have never done a post on freezing pizza dough. I need to do that. Whip up your batch of dough and then form it into balls. Make sure you lightly spray the outside with oil or rub with a bit of olive oil before wrapping it in a freezer bag (or tin foil/ saran wrap first ) then bag. Make sure all air is out of bag before sealing. Freeze up to 3 months or so. Let thaw before using and then allow first rise at room temp.
Yum! I can’t wait to try this. We are pizza freaks so it is sure to be a big hit. Thanks!
I pinned it. Now to try it. Although with my kids they will just want cheese. Maybe half and half.